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Wednesday, 17 January 2018

From 1 February 2018 medicines containing codeine will no longer be available without a prescription. 

With support from the Australian Government, the National Rural Health Alliance is developing specialised information for people living in rural and remote areas to ensure that... More

Friday, 12 January 2018
If you know a nurse or midwife who deserves recognition, now is the time to nominate them for the 2018 HESTA Australian Nursing and Midwifery Awards. The Awards recognise nurses, midwives, nurse educators and researchers as well as...
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Monday, 18 December 2017
Rates of mental illness in rural and remote Australia are similar to that of major cities. However, access to mental health services in country areas is substantially more limited. The good news is that there are an increasing number of...
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Thursday, 30 November 2017
Partyline #61, November 2017 is out now at http://ruralhealth.org.au/partyline In this issue John Kelly from the Heart Foundation describes how the Foundation’s Heart Maps show the great inequity in heart health across Australia,...
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Friday, 24 November 2017
The National Rural Health Alliance has updated its Fact Sheet on Poverty in Rural and Remote Australia to include new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics on mean income and wealth in Australia and healthcare cost access...
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Wednesday, 15 November 2017
On 31 October, 2017 representatives from the National Rural Health Alliance joined colleagues from COTA and Consumers Health Forum of Australia to speak at the second public hearing of the Senate Community Affairs Reference Committee...
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Thursday, 26 October 2017
A new report prepared by Murdoch Children’s Research Institute’s Centre for Community Child Health has revealed a growing divide in health and wellbeing between children in remote Australia and their peers in urban areas. The...
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17 January 2014 - Details of the 25 successful applicants in Round 5 of the Rural Health Continuing Education program (Stream 2) are now available on the Alliance website. In the period 2010-2014 the RHCE2... More
The NDIA's draft first Strategic Plan.
10 January 2014 - The Alliance has a strong interest in the work of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) and agrees that the economic and social reform that will result from its work will benefit all Australians - including those living with a disability in... More
03 January 2014 - Phil Anderton, Alliance Council member and rural optometrist, has identified two characteristics of rural practice that should make it an attractive option for health professionals: the rural lifestyle and a high degree of clinical satisfaction. Phil’s... More
03 January 2014 - Council of the Alliance meets face-to-face once a year at an event affectionately known as ‘CouncilFest’. As well as the festive elements, much hard work is done towards achieving our Vision of good health and wellbeing in rural and remote Australia.... More
20 December 2013 - The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) is currently working on an Inquiry into whether Commonwealth laws and legal frameworks deny or diminish the equal recognition of people with disability as persons before the law and their ability to exercise... More
20 December 2013 - As a key stakeholder in the health sector, the National Rural Health Alliance has been invited to provide input to the Government’s Review of Medicare Locals being overseen by Prof John Horvath, formerly Australia's Chief Medical... More
19 December 2013 - Applications for 2014 will close on 17 February 2014. The scholarship supports a first year dentistry student from regional NSW. For more information and to apply go to http://ruralhealth.org.au/nsw-rds
17 December 2013 - It is well known that rural and remote Australia does not have enough doctors. This is despite the fact that people in those areas have the greatest health need and the greatest challenges in accessing services. But how many doctors are there in... More